Sultan Asks UK To Play Role For Kashmir Solution

7 December 2008
Associated Press of Pakistan

Islamabad: Former Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and President Peoples Muslim League, Barrister Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry Sunday urged British government to play its role in resolving the core issue of Kashmir. Talking to British High Commissionís First Secretary Laura Davais during a farewell meeting here, he said that as Kashmir dispute was a legacy of UK, now it was imperative for it to resolve the issue. He also appraised the First Secretary about the tension in the region in the wake of Mumbai attacks and said India was hurling baseless accusations against Pakistan after failing to produce any solid evidence in this regard. He said Pakistan itself was the victim of the menace of terrorism. He also informed her about the sham elections in Indian occupied Kashmir which are no substitute to UN sponsored plebiscite promised to the Kashmiris by the international community. Barrister Sultan Mehmood further said that the world community should take notice of the gross human rights violations being committed by the Indian occupation forces in the held valley. He said the Kashmir issue should be resolved in accordance with wishes of the Kashmiri people. He also welcomed US President-elect Barack Obamaís statement regarding the solution of Kashmir issue and expressed the hope that the UK would also play its part for the amicable solution of the lingering dispute between India and Pakistan.